Healthcare Team Roles

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SHEKETHIA BROWN

DIFFERENT ROLES OF THE HEALTHCARE TEAM

GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

THE VOCATIONAL NURSING INSTITUTE, INC.

KERRI ROBINSON OCTOBER 24, 2017

THE DIFFERENT ROLES OF THE HEALTHCARE TEAM Each member of the health care team has a special role that plays a major part in patient care. Members of the health care team consists of physicians, physicians assistants, nurses, pharmacists, technicians, and nursing assistants just to name a few.

Physicians are key members of the health care team. Physicians have years of education and training. Physicians may be primary care physician or a specialist. A primary care physician's main role is preventative care, preventative
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Members of the health care team consists of physicians, physicians assistants, nurses, pharmacists, technicians, and nursing assistants just to name a few.

Physicians are key members of the health care team. Physicians have years of education and training. Physicians may be primary care physician or a specialist. A primary care physician's main role is preventative care, preventative care consists of disease screening, immunizations, regular checkups, and counseling. Primary care physicians treat day to day illnesses and provide preventative care. Physicians assistant’s are very similar to physicians, they are also key members of the health care team. Physician assistant’s are one notch below a physician. A physicians assistant’s training is similar to a physicians, but they do not complete internship or residency. Physician assistants can perform physical exams, order tests, diagnose illnesses, and prescribe
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Nurses perform a variety of tasks. There are 2 types of nurses, a licensed practical nurse/licensed vocational nurse and registered nurses. They both specialize in patient care and are the ones that spend the most time with the patient, Both licensed vocational nurses/licensed practical nurses and registered nurses are licensed by the state. Licensed vocational nurses train for about a year if they are in a full time program and about year and a half if they are in a part time program. Registered nurses train for about 2 years for an associate's degree in 4 years for a bachelor's degree.

Nursing assistants are key members of the healthcare team. Nursing assistants are certified

by the state. Nursing assistant’s work under there supervision of a licensed vocational nurse and a registered nurse. Nursing assistant’s work in a variety of health care settings for example they

work in hospitals, specialty hospitals , sub acute units, and long term care settings, they assist in

providing personal and comfort needs for stable
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